How did such an apocalyptic, anarchic and ultra-violent movie be capable of accomplish that type of acclaim? Michael Rogin means that Independence Day serves American energy within the identify of attacking it. He analyzes how the movie re-imagines American society and rewrites American historical past. Propaganda disguised as escapism, Independence Day salves American anxiety--about race, sexuality, illness, and war--by technique of delirious movie-making.
Independence Day may be now not a vintage within the traditional experience. yet Rogin argues, brushing aside the declare that the movie is innocuous leisure, that it truly is of the maximum importance. Consummating the wedding of America's most sensible export industries, leisure and aerospace, Independence Day is the defining movie of invoice Clinton's America.
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